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 for recur
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recur \Re*cur"\ (r?*k?r"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Recurred
     (-k?rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Recurring.] [L. recurrere; pref.
     re- re- + currere to run. See Current.]
     1. To come back; to return again or repeatedly; to come again
        to mind.
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              When any word has been used to signify an idea, the
              old idea will recur in the mind when the word is
              heard.                                --I. Watts.
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     2. To occur at a stated interval, or according to some
        regular rule; as, the fever will recur to-night.
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     3. To resort; to have recourse; to go for help.
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              If, to avoid succession in eternal existence, they
              recur to the "punctum stans" of the schools, they
              will thereby very little help us to a more positive
              idea of infinite duration.            --Locke.
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     Recurring decimal (Math.), a circulating decimal. See under
        Decimal.
  
     Recurring series (Math.), an algebraic series in which the
        coefficients of the several terms can be expressed by
        means of certain preceding coefficients and constants in
        one uniform manner.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  recur
      v 1: happen or occur again; "This is a recurring story" [syn:
           recur, repeat]
      2: return in thought or speech to something [syn: recur, go
         back]
      3: have recourse to; "The government resorted to rationing meat"
         [syn: fall back, resort, recur]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  38 Moby Thesaurus words for "recur":
     alternate, be here again, circle, come again, come and go,
     come around, come back, come round, come round again,
     come up again, continue, cycle, echo, go back, intermit,
     keep coming, occur often, oscillate, pulsate, pulse, react,
     reappear, reoccur, repeat, resound, resume, return, return to mind,
     reverberate, revert, revolve, roll around, rotate, turn, undulate,
     vibrate, wheel, wheel around
  
  

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